Stories tagged: "Mitch McConnell"


Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Johnson and Senate GOP’s Debt Ceiling Vote Could Spell Trouble for US, World Economy

US Senate Republicans blocked a vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling. If it's not raised, the national and world economy could suffer.

As Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee climb the Capitol stairs, protesters with the “Handmaids Brigade” protest outside the U.S. Capitol, last Thursday in Washington, D.C. The committee voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court at the hearing, with the full U.S. Senate scheduled to vote on the nomination Monday night. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Baldwin: Everyone Knows Barrett Is a Vote to Kill Roe v. Wade

Senator pulls no punches on Barrett nomination. Johnson to vote in favor, and draws an early challenger for re-election.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs

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Republicans Are Blaming Impeachment for Trump’s Fumbled Coronavirus Response

“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.